Wednesday, June 13

♪ Showcase at the Shaque ♪ 13 Q&A's on the 13th w/ June's Guest: Heather Lynn

I am ecstatic to bring you a new monthly series here at my blog!!!  
On the 13th of each month, I will be inviting a Guest to SHOWCASE!  
There will be a series of 13 questions that they will answer in hopes to make new connections 
across Cyber Space and Blog Land 
as well as teach you a few fun facts about themselves 
that you may not know.
For my first guest, I am honored to have the Sweet and Talented, Heather Lynn!

Please join me in Welcoming Heather and leaving her some love!!!
1. What’s your name?   
Heather Lynn, HL,

2. What is the name and link of your blog?  How long have you been blogging?  
Random Recipes, Paper Crafts, and Photos by HL,
and I started my blog I think in 2010 but I hardly posted anything until this year.

3. What is your favorite craft to work with (type, technique, style)? 
I like crafts of all kinds but my favorite is scrapbooking. I love mini albums! I think my style is all over the place.. Love to try new things!!

4. Do you have other hobbies?  
I love to cook, bake, and photography.

5. How did you get started in the Craft World?
I started scrapbooking after I had my twins in 2003. My brother had given me some money for my birthday and told me I had to spend it on ME. So I went into Michael's and walked around for a while and came across a scrapbook kit, bought it, took it home, and got started.
One of the best decisions I have ever made! ;)

6. Where are you from?  
Lebanon, Missouri but now I live in between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio

7. If you could give a tip to a new crafter/blogger, what would it be?  
New at crafts or blogging? Just jump right in! You can make wonderful friends and the inspiration is limitless!!

8. Name some things that you have learned this year, that you are glad you learned?  
Hot glue works best for rolled flowers, how to use a scoreboard to make rosettes, not to let your kids eat rings and meatballs in the living room on light colored  And that the crafting/blogging community is full of  fun, talented, and giving people! 

9. Do you have anything personal you wish to share with the readers? 
I am a mom of 5 beautiful children so I don't have time to come by and visit all of my favorite blogs every day but I will come by every chance I get! I enjoy seeing everyone's projects and getting ideas for my own. :)

10. What are your future ambitions?  
I would LOVE to teach scrapbooking/card/Cricut classes..I love teaching people tips and tricks I have learned.

11. What challenges have you faced, but conquered in crafting?  
Time...finding time to craft can be tough with children, including a baby. So sometimes I have to let the house go a little so I can get my crafty time in.

12.  When told you would be interviewed for this Guest Post, what question were you hoping to be asked?  
What is my favorite embellishments to use on my projects?

13.  What answer would you give to the unasked question?  
Love them! I use owl stickers, owl die cuts, wooden owls, punched owls, stamped owls...
Any kind of owl I can find!

Here is the wonderful project Heather created
for her Showcase at the Shaque

isn't it?
Stop over to Heather Lynn's Blog to read all the
yummy details
on how this beauty was created!
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Now, I get to show you SOME of my 
"Personal Favorite Projects"
my Guest has created!
(in no particular order)

It is no surprise that I love creations using Unity and Ippity stamps,
so of course I had to highlight a project Heather created
using them...LOL
Isn't that Washi tape design GREAT?
See Heather Lynn's original post ~HERE~
for full details

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I guess if you know me, you also know how much
I love altering things.  Well, Heather did a FABULOUS
job altering this TREASURE
(her amazing $1 bargain find...can you believe it?)
I am sharing the unaltered organizer and you
will have to go
See Heather Lynn's original post ~HERE~
for the finished project!

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Heather Lynn loves her some Getting Cricky with K Andrew stamps.
and I am a fan of awesome shapes and layers on cards.
I just had to share this adorable card!
See Heather Lynn's original post ~HERE~

I also want to do a quick REMINDER
Heather Lynn's Upcoming Blog Hop

to Heather Lynn
for being my June Guest
Showcase at the Shaque
13 Q&A's on the 13th

I hope to have a guest on the 13th of every month
and would love to 
have my Blends join me.
If you are interested in being 
Showcased at the Shaque
please send me an email at
with the following details:
1. Your name and Blog address
2. Which months work for you to be showcased (at least 3 top picks)
{right now I am accepting Guests starting as soon as July}
3. A picture of a NEW project you have created
to share on your Showcase Post
4. Any questions or comments you may have regarding this opportunity
5. Please put Showcase at the Shaque in the subject line of your email
♪  ♪  ♪  ♪  ♪  ♪  ♪

Jessica S


  1. What a fabulous and fun idea, Jessica! And whoooo else would make a more fantastic first guest?

    I loved reading this and got to see some projects on Heather's blog that I missed. :)

  2. Thank you so much for having me, Jessica! You are so sweet!!

    Love ya!
    Heather Lynn

  3. Wow! I learned so much about HeatherLynn. Neat idea! Great projects showcased.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

    1. thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment, Georgiana!

  4. This showcase idea is awesome Jessica and such a talented lady you have showcased


  5. Such a Fabulous Idea..Even Fantastic is your 1st Showcased Crafter - The Very Talented Heather Lynn !


    p.s. email sent !

    1. Thank you for your compliment, Riti! So sweet of you!

  6. Wow, super fun projects Heather! What a great way to get to know someone-like this idea Jessica!
    Sherrie K

  7. Awesome new feature, my sweet Blend!! I love it!! And Heather Lynn's projects are so awesome and fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Heather I love your answer for "Name something that you have learned this year. I'm happy I could get to know you better. :-) By the way all of your works of art is beautiful. I love the family pic. TFS AJ~

  9. Fantastic idea Jessica!! Perfect first guest! You rocked your Q&A Heather!!

  10. This was fun and I loved learning more about Heather! Anyone who loves owls is a friend of mine! Off to leave some love on Heather's blog!

  11. What a great idea hunny, it was fun finding out all that stuff and a great way to find blogs people may of missed,
    U come up with the best ideas xxx

  12. I'm going to send in my email to ya soon. I would love the join the others. AJ~

  13. What a wonderful idea Jessica and such a smart idea to feature the lovely Heather Lynn first of all! Heather is a very talented crafter and just as sweet as can be! Of course, you knew that , you would not have anything less than AMAZING friends, would you, amazing Jessica?? Love you both!


I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
Keep Crafting
Cuz Crafting Rocks

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